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September 21, 2009

Breaking news: North Shore vs. Southlake Carroll live broadcast

No. 3 in the state Southlake Carroll vs. seventh-ranked North Shore will be broadcast live from Corsicana at 6 p.m. Saturday.

FOX Sports Southwest will make a formal announcement Monday afternoon.

Of course, there's always some regional details. The game will be televised live in Texas on FOX Sports Southwest and in the Houston area on FOX Sports Plus (Comcast Cable Channel 76) due to a Houston Astros programming conflict on FOX Sports Houston. Satellite customers can watch the game on DirecTV Channel 676 and Dish Network Channel 416.

It will follow the UT-El Paso vs. University of Texas game set to kick off at 2:30 PM CT on FOX Sports Southwest and FOX Sports Houston.

FOX Sports Southwest had planned to televise last year's game between the two Texas power house teams in Southlake before it was cancelled because of Hurricane Ike that hit the Texas coast. Southlake Carroll is ranked third in the state AP poll heading into this year's contest, while North Shore is No. 7.

"We are thrilled to be a part of the Ford High School Game of the Week series," said Southlake Carroll ISD Athletic Director Kevin Ozee. "Our coaches, athletes, and community are looking forward to the game and the excitement that makes Texas the best venue in the world for high school football. Having the game televised live on FOX Sports Southwest is an added bonus to what will be an electric atmosphere and will spotlight two great teams."


SCOUTING CARROLL

Dragons have rolled through four non-district games. Offense is getting into gear. Senior running back Tommy Avers isn't like Aaron Luna. I think he is Luna come back from his baseball career.

Avers is a similar build, very fast and GREAT one-cut runner.

QB David Piland missed last week with illness in 56-21 rout of Mesquite. No. 2 QB Kyle Williamson and helped with 670 yards of total offense.

Williamson was 17-of-20 for 311 yards and two touchdowns. Williamson, a DI prospect loking for game video, did throw two interceptions. Piland should be back this week but QB isn't a Carroll problem. Williamson has been rotating in regularly since the opening rout of Plano West.

Carroll's strength is defense. Linebackers Cade Foster and Mitchell Osborne are anchors who can stuff the run and keep the angles on North Shore's speedy quarterback in check for the most part.
Hard to believe when you watch Carroll? Senior Kacy Rodgers didn't get a sniff from Texas.

If you want to play rivals.com: Take a look at about-to-be big senior DE Ben Perry, who missed last season with injuries and but who'll be a 6-5 player by the time the playoffs get here.

Also Carroll junior backup running back Paul Stevenson will be a DI guy when he gets a fulltime role. Watch junior defensive back Shaun Hoagland... He can play DI... might be a Baylor-Kansas level but we're seeing that's pretty good on Saturdays.


SCOUTING NORTH SHORE

North Shore is a super-talented program that Carroll coach Hal Wasson said was the closest he'd seen to the great Miami Northwestern team of 2007 that defeated Southlake Carroll before 35,000 and a national ESPN audience.

That was the Saturday morning in 2008 when Wasson was looking at North Shore video and before the game was finally cancelled because of problems with Hurricane Ike.

Houston knows North Shore and 64-year-old future Hall of Honor coach David Aymond, who's in his 16th year at North Shore and whose coaching legacy already has spawned the architect of Stony Point, former DC Craig Chesshier.
For SLC fans, think of North Shore as a mix between Euless Trinity and Skyline. North Shore plays a smash-mouth style but has speed to pop big plays at any moment. The Mustangs have Skyline-like major college talent.

North Shore offense is much better after a 9-7, opening-game slugfest against Katy. North Shore was breaking in a new offensive coordinator and new quarterback Keenan Gibson _ both have three games more of experience and confidence heading into SLC.

And there's been the explosion of senior running back Tim Cornett, he's a 5-10, 175-pound trickster who played part-time on varsity last season. He's fulltime now. He was the Houston Chronicle's Player of the Week for 352 yards rushing on 17 carries in a 44-34 win over La Marque. Cornett is FAST and getting his running back legs underneath him.

There's also Tracy Woods in the backfield. He committed recently to Miami (Ohio). A huge offensive line is led by Texas commit Trey Hopkins and junior star Sedrick Flowers. Gibson is a classic, Trinity style dual-threat quarterback who can hit big time speed at receiver with the 6-0, 170-pound Deandrew White.

There's a speedy defensive led by Houston-commit Alton Demby (102-yard kickoff return vs. Katy) and Oklahoma State commit Larry Stephens.
Defensive end Jarod Foster and junor defensive back Miketavious Jones are major college prospects.


Want to play rivals?

Look at Uber-linebacker Derrick Matthews. You're certainly not discovering him. He's the brother of big Texas TE Barrett Matthews. Is Derrick Matthews a 2011 national 5-star? 4-star? Just how big will he be nationally?





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